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Doctor appears in the following tongue twister:

  • When a doctor doctors a doctor,
    does the doctor doing the doctoring
    doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or
    does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

Doctor appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Leah, parrot codes I artily lit raise Doctor Raphael.
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Usage statistics for the noun doctor:

conversational speech41.54%task-oriented speech58.46% imaginative writing69.8%informational writing30.2%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun doctor:

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The word doctor is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun doctor

What does doctor mean as a name of something?

Doctor is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • doctor: doctors
  • Doctor: Doctors

  1. a licensed medical practitioner
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
  3. children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
    • example: the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: child's play / play = activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
  4. a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

Alternative definition of the noun doctor

noun

  1. A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.
  2. A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctorate in which case the post-nominal letters are MD in the US or MBBS in the UK.
  3. A veterinarian; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick.
    • A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.

    noun

    1. The title of a doctor (whether medical or academic) used before the doctor's name. 'Abbreviation': Dr, Dr.

    Definition of the verb doctor

    What does doctor mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: doctored | doctoring | doctors

    1. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
    2. give medical treatment to
    3. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    People

    1. Doctor a.k.a. Bruce Springsteen: Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.
    2. DOCTOR a.k.a. M. G. Ramachandran: Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known by his initials MGR, was an Indian Tamil film actor who worked primarily in Tamil films as an actor, director, producer, and politician who also served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu successively for three terms.
    3. Doctor a.k.a. Adrian Lamo is an American threat analyst and former hacker.
    4. Doctor a.k.a. Agustín Vuletich is an Argentine football forward of Croatian descent who plays for Olimpo in the Argentine Primera División.
    5. Doctor a.k.a. Murat Saraçoğlu is a film director.
    6. Doctor a.k.a. Craig Borden is an actor.

    There are other people with in their name, like Doctor Bob, Doctor Dog, Doctor Dre, Doctor Eye, Doctor Ice, Doctor Fink, Doctor Head, Doctor Love, Doctor Ross and many others.

    Group

    Doctor is a Canadian rock band founded by vocalist Daniel Greaves, formerly of The Watchmen, and bassist Rob Higgins, formerly of Change of Heart. The duo was joined in studio by guitarist Jamie Edwards and drummer Dan Cornelius to record the band's debut album, High Is As High Gets. This line-up also began touring following the album's release in 2004, with Carmen Lamont occasionally filling in for Edwards on guitar.

    • album: "High Is As High Gets"

    Characters

    1. Doctor a.k.a. The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. The character has also been featured in two cinema feature films, one made-for-television film, and a vast range of spin-off novels, audio dramas and comic strips connected to the series. In the series, "the Doctor" is the alias assumed by a centuries-old alien who travels through space and time in his TARDIS, frequently with companions.
    2. Doctor a.k.a. The Doctor is the name of several fictional characters in the Wildstorm Universe.
    3. Doctor is a fictional character from the book The Shining and appeared in the 1980 psychological horror film The Shining.
    4. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Last Friday.
    5. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2011 film Beauty.
    6. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2013 film Mr. Go.
    7. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2007 film Time to Die.
    8. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Chekist.
    9. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2004 film Average Red.
    10. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2009 film Na Igre.
      • also known as Доктор, Руслан Авдеев, Руслан Авдєєв
      • in the film "Na igre", played by Pavel Priluchniy
    11. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2008 film Blindness.
    12. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2005 television movie Do You Like Hitchcock?.
    13. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2012 Drama film Highway.
    14. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
    15. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2002 film Thunderpants.
    16. Doctor a.k.a. Najeeb is a fictional character in the 2010 drama film In a Better World.
    17. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.
    18. Doctor Ferreiro is a fictional character from the 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth.
    19. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2005 film Pitbull.
    20. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1999 film The World Is Not Enough.
    21. Doctor is a fictional film character.
    22. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1983 film Trading Places.
    23. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2002 film Die Another Day.
    24. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.
    25. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2009 film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
    26. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Enemy Within.
    27. Doctor is a fictional character from 2009 film The Hangover.
    28. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2009 film Perfect.
    29. Doctor is a fictional Character from the 1981 anime series GoShogun.
    30. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Reader.
    31. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2012 film Perfect Number.
    32. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1987 film Love, Mother.
    33. Doctor is a fictional film character.
    34. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2008 film Anatisex.
    35. Doctor is a fictional character from William Shakespeare's King Lear.
    36. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Burning Plain.
    37. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1988 film Decalogue IV.
    38. Doctor a.k.a. Dr. Constantine is a fictional character from the book Murder on the Orient Express, appearing in film and other media adaptations of the same title.
    39. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.
    40. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1971 film Behind the Wall.
    41. Doctor is a fictional character from Courage.
    42. Doctor is the fictional character from the 1979 film Panny z Wilka.
    43. Doctor: Doktor is a fictional character from the 2012 film Dear Betrayed Friends.
    44. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2002 film Amen.
      • also known as Mengele, The Doctor, Arzt, SS-Arzt
      • in the film "Amen.", played by Ulrich Mühe
    45. Doctor is a fictional character from the movie Deshdrohi.
    46. Doctor a.k.a. Karan is a fictional character from the 2007 film Cash.
    47. Doctor is a fictional character from 2011 drama film Best Intentions.
    48. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1972 film New Mischief by Emil.
    49. Doctor is a fictional character from the 1968 film I Am Curious.
    50. Doctor a.k.a. Dr. Lexus is a fictional character from the 2006 film Idiocracy.
    51. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2012 film Tabara din Razoare.
    52. Doctor is a fictional character from the 2012 film Here and There.

    There are other characters with in their name, like Doctor D, Doctor J, Doctor O, El Doctor, Doctor Sun, Ear Doctor, Eye Doctor, Mad Doctor, Doctor Bong, Doctor Doom, Doctor Fate, Doctor fish, Doctor Mist, Doctor Moon, Doctor Pong, Doctor Ross, Doctor Ub'x, Doctor-Fish.

    Films

    1. "Doctor" is a 1963 Indian Malayalam film, directed by M. S. Mani and produced by HH Ebrahim. The film stars Sathyan, Sheela, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair and T. S. Muthaiah in lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan. The film received a certificate of merit at the National Film Awards.
    2. "DOCTOR" is a 2012 crime, horror, mystery, thriller film written and directed by Sung-Hong Kim.

    Music

    "Doctor" is a musical single of Puerto Rican Power.

    Miscellanea

    1. Doctor, as a title, originates from the Latin word of the same spelling and meaning. The word is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docēre 'to teach'. It has been used as an honored academic title for over a millennium in Europe, where it dates back to the rise of the first universities. This use spread to the Americas, former European colonies, and is now prevalent in most of the world. Contracted "Dr" or "Dr.", it is used as a designation for a person who has obtained a doctorate-level degree. Doctorates may be research doctorates or professional doctorates.
      • also known as Ph.D., Доктор, Doktor nauka, Doktorgrad, Διδακτορικό δίπλωμα
    2. The Doctor film series were developed from a series of comic novels by British physician Richard Gordon covering the antics of a group of young doctors. The early films featured Dirk Bogarde in the lead as Doctor Sparrow and Donald Sinden as Benskin. Later films starred Leslie Phillips.
    3. Doctor is a TV program, begun on (16 years ago).

    Phrases with Doctor

    Phrases starting with the word Doctor:

    1. doctor up
    2. doctor-fish
    3. Doctor blade

    Phrases ending with the word Doctor:

    1. ear doctor
    2. eye doctor
    3. baby doctor
    4. cape doctor
    5. fish doctor
    6. foot doctor
    7. herb doctor
    8. play doctor
    9. skin doctor
    10. spin doctor
    11. brain doctor
    12. Clown Doctor
    13. horse doctor
    14. Juris Doctor
    15. obeah doctor
    16. snake doctor
    17. tooth doctor

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Doctor

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    Google previewHealth Economics For Nurses (2014)

    Intro Guide by Stephen Morris

    A patient requires elective treatment and the patient's doctor is a GP. In this case, the treatment is purchased by the Health Authority where the patient lives. Scenario (2) A patient requires elective treatment and the patient's doctor ...

    Google previewThe Ethics of Medical Involvement in Capital Punishment (2006)

    A Philosophical Discussion by Joseph B.R. Gaie

    The military doctor is a role that seems to contradict the aims of medicine. The doctor is attached...

    Google previewIn Pursuit of Fertility (1996)

    A Consultation With A Specialist, Second Edition by Robert R. Franklin, Dorothy Brockman

    But even though your doctor is a good listener and wants to do the best job possible, sometimes you may leave the office with unanswered questions. At times, all of us in the health care field are frustrated by our inability to answer our patients' ...

    Google previewLogic and Lexicon (2013)

    The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal

    Every doctor is a discoverer. (j2) Every doctor is an enemy. Even without additional contextual information, (i1) makes sense; but (i2) can only be used sensibly if context can clearly "Modal expressions (necessarily, possibly, and above all ...

    Google previewComfort Food from the Dinner Doctor (2013)

    by Anne Byrn

    Note: Comfort Foods from the Dinner Doctor is an excerpt from Anne Byrn’s bestselling The Dinner Doctor. The Dinner Doctor is a registered trademark of Anne Byrn.

    Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

    by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

    DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY DISPENSING FEE: A fee charge for filling a drug prescription. DISPOSITION: The consequent arrangement or event ending a patient's stay in the hospital. The following dispositions are usually reported: ...

    Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations (1998)

    by Oxford University Press

    DVM digital voltmeter - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVMS Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery DVO District Veterinary Officer ...

    Google previewThe Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History (2011)

    by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles

    DMus Doctor of Music DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid DNB Dictionary ofNational Biography(not to be confused with the ODNB) DPM Diploma in Psychological Medicine DPhil Doctor of Philosophy DSC Distinguished Service Cross DSO ...

    Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe (2006)

    19th and 20th Centuries by Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi

    First female medical doctor in Serbia and women's rights activist; founder of many medical organizations, including the Ma- terinsko udruzenje (Maternity Society) and the Prva zenska bolnica u Beogradu Dr. Elise Inglis (Dr. Elise Inglis First ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

    by Teresa L. Thompson

    Effective communication between doctor and patientis generally recognized as anessential element of successful medical practice.

    Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Medical Tests (1997)

    by Michael B. Brodin

    doctor may conclude that one possibility is anemia, owing to, say, iron deficiency from a heavy menstrual flow and a poor diet. The first test would typically be a complete blood count, which includes a hemoglobin. If the hemoglobin is within ...

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    Usage statistics about doctor

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the noun doctor:

    conversational speech41.54%task-oriented speech58.46% imaginative writing69.8%informational writing30.2%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun doctor:

    mddocphysiciandoctor

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb doctor:

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    Quotes about Doctor

    The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness.
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    Scrabble value of D2O1C3T1O1R1

    The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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